A Private Tour With Surprises Around Every Corner (in season tour)
We start our tour with a drive through the beautiful North Jutland countryside to the picturesque, quaint, former fishing village of Sæby. Here we visit the church to gaze upon the amazing, early 16 century, chalk, ceiling frescoes. This is followed by a short walk through the town's cobbled streets and quaint cottages.
We continue onto Bangsbo Manor, first mentioned in 1364. Lying in a beautiful forest with a river, valleys and hills, it's a surprising place with 4 separate attractions: a moated manor house, museum in the farm buildings (with a Viking ship from 1163), botanical gardens and a wild life park.
From here we drive to our final stop, Voergaard Castle, a fascinating, moated, Renaissance manor from 1520. Its chequered history belies it's importance as home to one of today's priceless art collections with works by: Goya, Rubens, Raphael, El Greco etc; a collection of Louis XIV & XVI furniture and artefacts, personal effects of Napoleon I and Marie-Antoinette, Papal gifts of priceless tapestries.
A scenic drive up the east coast brings us to Sæby, a village dating back to Viking times. Its picturesque, well-preserved yellow painted cottages, complete with hollyhocks, surrounding the former monastery Church of St Mary, is a joy to the eye.
Bangsbo Museum, with visits to:
- moated manor house: with rooms based on different themes, French Empire, Victorian living room, Rustic room and a special display of late 1800s hair jewellery.
- farm buildings museum: housing a maritime collection, WW2 occupation and resistance exhibition and a fine collection of carriages from 1600s to 1900s.
- botanical garden: covering an area of 17, 500 sq. m. Restored to its original late 1800s British inspired park. A unique and special section is the Boolsen Stone Garden.
Voergaard Manor, which over the years, was home to the infamous Bishop Stygge Krumpen, the sinister Ingerborg Skeel and a 20 century Dane who became a French Count and bequeathed his priceless, extensive, unique collection of art & furniture to Denmark.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We meet at a central location before moving onwards to the car hire depot. (location map to be included in the confirmation documentation).
End location: At the hire car depot or at a suitable spot of your choice.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Modern, comfortable, private hire car or minibus driven by the guide, will be used between the sites to be visited. Walking from car parks to the sites is on grassed, gravel, cobblestoned or uneven surfaces. Access to Bangsbo Museum is via steps. Voegaard Manor has two floors accessible via stairs.
My services as your private planner, organiser and driver/guide for the tour as described.
- car hire, taxes, unlimited mileage, all insurance (incl. excess liability). fuel, etc.
- Entrance to Bangsbo Museum/Manor and Voergaard Castle
Note... the tour described (4 adults + guide) will use a family size, private hire car (guide driver) for all transportation. For other size parties, please ask for a quote.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 Danish Kroner - for personal expenses (snack/beverage, souvenirs, shopping, etc.)
Note… currencies other than Danish Kroner are not normally accepted. Visa and MasterCard credit cards however, are widely accepted in shops, restaurants, taxis, etc.
A stop for refreshments, at your own cost, will be made at an appropriate time.
Parties of 2-3 persons: please enquire for a tour price to include - a private hire compact car, including all expenses, a guide driver and tour entrance fees as above.
Parties of 5-8 persons: please enquire for a tour price to include - a private hire minibus, including all expenses, a guide driver and tour entrance fees as above.
I can also cater for parties of 18 to 50, using luxury coaches with driver and myself as guide. - Please enquire for details.
Due to legal restrictions in Denmark I cannot hire a vehicle for you. However, I am able to make a reservation on your behalf for you to complete prior to the start of the tour and for me to pay all the hire charges and act as your driver/guide.